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  © Lenia Hauser, exhibition view, solo show at V8, 2020, Ingo Albrecht-Hauser

© Lenia Hauser, exhibition view, solo show at V8, 2020, Ingo Albrecht-Hauser

„Bigger than everything — that’s too big for my mind.“

Name
Lenia Hauser

Profession
Painter and teacher at an art academy

Website

leniahauser.de

© Lenia Hauser, 2021

© Lenia Hauser, 2021

Where are you from?
Germany

Your style in 3 words?
Grounding vastness unity

Your weakness? Your strength?
Weakness — I don’t like to disappoint people and that is why it is hard for me to say NO, strength — I can empathize well with others

 © LeniaHauser, studio view, 2021, Lenia Hauser

© LeniaHauser, studio view, 2021, Lenia Hauser

What makes you different?
I have two different eye colours

When did you decide to become an artist?
When I was a child — but then I suppressed it for a few years and had to remind myself again.

What do you find most fascinating about your work?
The totally satisfying moment when you forget yourself while doing it.

A few words about your favourite creation?
It is a painting in which the shimmering green of spring fields is captured. I really tried a lot to achieve this flickering green — and all of a sudden it was there. And I realized I had captured something vivid — vivid on its own. It changed my attitude towards my work.


Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Joseph E. Yoakum, Gotthard Graubner, Natálie Maslikova-Schmidtová

Who would you like to work with someday and why?
I would love to work with institutions such as Museumsinsel Hombroich, Villa Kamogawa or Villa Massimo, to do a residency.

 © Lenia Hauser, gravel pit, 2021, Lenia Hauser

© Lenia Hauser, gravel pit, 2021, Lenia Hauser

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
Some exhibitions (Berlin, Stockholm) with the NBB gallery representing me and a group show in Tokyo in 2022.

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
…my son Tamo

Where are we going?
nowhere, everywhere, somewhere, elsewhere

When the going gets tough…
inhale exhale

Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
I hope that people still enjoy a good coffee and sit in the sun. They are feeling the warmth of the sun’s rays on their skin. They allow themselves to rest and think of nothing. And the coffee is — as always — created under the protection of environment and people.

What would you do if you could change the World?
I would double up the ability and inner urge to act emphatically, for all people.

© Lenia Hauser, gravel, 2021, Lenia Hauser


© Lenia Hauser, gravel, 2021, Lenia Hauser

If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
I don’t want to know. Bigger than everything — that’s too big for my mind.

Tell us about your future plans…
50% painting and 50% time with my family


Your city’s favourite spots?
The Botanical Garden, the Museum for Prehistory, Colonne Morris (bar)

© LeniaHauser, studio view, 2021, Lenia Hauser

© LeniaHauser, studio view, 2021, Lenia Hauser

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
inner smile by Texas


One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
stone !

Your #…?
#leniahauser